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Find out the latest news from Golden Plains Shire Council – you can browse our newsfeed below, search for something you are interested in filter by our key words, such as ‘youth’, ‘volunteer’, or ‘project update’. Information included in our web news items are correct at the time of publication.

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Date: Monday, 12 December 2016 - 3:15pm
Category: Community

Council is working with the community to produce a new four year (2017-2021) Council Plan. The Plan will guide how Golden Plains Shire Council will deliver projects, facilities and services to make the Shire an even better place to live.

Date: Thursday, 8 December 2016 - 3:30pm
Category: Environment
Smoke in sky

Because Fire Restrictions don’t apply until 19 December in Golden Plains Shire, residents may be tempted to light up their burn off pile to help clean up their property before summer really hits.

Date: Wednesday, 7 December 2016 - 10:00am
Category: Business
Golden Plains Business

Council received 75 responses to the 2016 Golden Plains Business Survey. The survey gathered information to gauge the state of the Shire’s economy, businesses and industry, as well as guide Council’s future economic development activities and strategies.

Date: Tuesday, 6 December 2016 - 11:45am
Category: Community

Golden Plains Shire Council was delighted to receive an invitation from the Governor, Honourable Linda Dessau AM and His Honour Judge Anthony Howard to share in the decoration of the Government House Christmas Tree on Friday 2 December.

Date: Friday, 2 December 2016 - 2:45pm
Category: Gazette

In this edition of the Gazette, you can learn more about your new Council and find out how you can get involved in the development of the new Council Plan.

Date: Wednesday, 30 November 2016 - 11:15am
Category: Community

Council wishes to advise our Linton and Bannockburn Customer Service Centres will close at 1.00pm on Friday 23 December and reopen at 8.30am on Tuesday 3 Jan 2017.

Date: Tuesday, 29 November 2016 - 11:45am
Category: Environment
Rabbit in field

The Napoleons Landcare Group will be holding an information session regarding the upcoming release of the new rabbit calici virus K5.

Date: Tuesday, 29 November 2016 - 12:30pm
Category: Media Releases
Date: Monday, 28 November 2016 - 1:00pm
Category: Business
Emergency Checklist

What would your business do during a natural disaster?  Have you planned to protect your business against the worst?  

You can help make sure you are prepared by creating an emergency management plan.

Date: Thursday, 24 November 2016 - 8:45am
Category: Events

The MARS Cycling Australia Road National Championships will return to Ballarat and Buninyong from 4 to 8 January 2017 for its twelfth consecutive year.

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Thursday, 6 August 2020 - 5:38pm


Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.